Being Human in a Technological Age

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26 Sep - 30 Sep - 08:45

Technology affects almost everything we do in our daily lives and it influences most of our plans for the future. Artificial intelligence, smartphones, crypto currencies, 3D printing, robotic surgery – it all entered our world recently but it impacts our personal and societal lives in rapid speed. Technologies take on more and more attributes that we used to think of as uniquely human: learning, action, reaction, reason, adaptation. In the light of the rapidly developing technology, the ancient question ‘What does it mean to be human?’ gains urgency. In this course we will explore questions like: How do we understand the role of technology in our lives? How can technology be of service to life in the 21st century? How do we protect our own and other’s freedom in the face of technological development? What does it mean to be human in a technological age?

Dr. Gopi Krishna Vijaya

Dr. Gopi Krishna Vijaya is a Physicist from Bangalore, India. He has a particular interest in Solar Energy, Goethean Phenomenology, and the development of modern technology. He has completed his undergraduate physics training from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India), and his PhD in Physics (Solar Energy) from the University of Houston (USA) in 2014. He is currently engaged …